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Today’s society is filled with kids, teens, and adults trying to improve or maintain their mental health without knowing where to start. A common thing they are told is “tell someone how you’re feeling” or “find a way to express yourself,” but what does that really mean? In fact, why is improving/maintaining your mental health…

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The concept of self-care has become increasingly popular in recent years. When most people think about self-care, they look at the physical aspects of it which often causes it to be commercialized. We are seeing more and more advertisements for face masks, vitamins, and teas that are marketed to help us better our skin, hair,…

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With a year-long quarantine, virtual school, and Zoom sessions replacing the majority of our opportunities for human interaction, this past year has been one characterized largely by isolation. However, these public health measures did not come without their consequences. In our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we indirectly gave rise to a silent…

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Growing Up With Autism [PODCAST]

When the opportunity for me to produce mental health content for Vox Teen Communications came, I knew right away that I wanted to talk about my experience growing up with high functioning autism. Autism is a developmental disorder that’s characterized by difficulties in forming and maintaining social relationships, impairment of the ability to communicate, and  repetitive behavior patterns with restricted interests and activities.”

Although this is the dictionary definition for autism, autism is not a one-size-fits-all disorder. Every single person who is diagnosed or undiagnosed with autism has a different experience and a different struggle communicating with the people around them. In this podcast. I am simply sharing the experience that I have had and currently still have. I hope to inspire people to open up more about their mental health struggles, and to accept them as a part of who they are. Thank you for listening!